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There are connectors on the motherboard for the usb connectors that go to the front panel. Look at you manual and connect the connectors correctly. Each connector has 4 wires, with a red(+5volts) and black on each end. Make sure plug these in correctly on the motherboard connectors since a backward connection will burn up your usb device when it's plugged into the usb port. Been there done that! It should say something like this in the manual, VCC, USB1-, USB1+, GND.

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My son tried to put a usb lead into my pc the wrong way and he bent all copper pins inside is it easy and cheap to repair or could i connect the tower to my laptop???? theres a hard one for you teckno


No, it isn't hard.

Wrapping your mind around Quantum Mechanics, and String Line theory, is a little tough; though. lol!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:USB-Connector-Standard.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:USB.svg

Will make sense in a moment.

The front of your computer is the Front Panel.
Those are Front Panel USB ports.

On the motherboard are USB headers.
Small rectangular shaped pieces of plastic, that have contact pins sticking up.

EACH USB header will support TWO USB ports in the Front Panel.

Therefore; there will be two cables coming from two USB ports, in the Front Panel; and connect to ONE USB header on the motherboard.

IF, you feel the contact pins in the USB ports in the Front Panel, may be Touching each other; I strongly advise disconnecting the cables TO them.

Disconnect from motherboard.

Why?
Because if they touch each other, it will short the USB header out; on the motherboard.
This = No.

Then just use the USB ports on the back of the computer.

!O_O!

This is to save money, Mark; and save your computer.

Going further; If there are enough funds available, then I suggest replacing the Front Panel I/O/USB/Audio Control Panel Board,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DELL-MJ282-DIMENSION-3100-E310-FRONT-I-O-USB-AUDIO-CONTROL-PANEL-BOARD-CN-0MJ282-/380380245011?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58906dec13

http://www.dell.com/support/Manuals/us/en/19/Product/dimension-3100C

Service Manual (1611KB)

A) Removing the Computer Cover

B) Removing and Installing Parts


Connect desktop to laptop to do what?
For USB port availability? IMHO that is like shooting yourself in the foot.

Also, how do you propose to accomplish this?

The USB ports in the Front Panel, are for ease of accessibility.
(As the young tyke has found, lol!)

Connecting a laptop greatly detracts from this.
Jus sayin'.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

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Mar 23, 2013 | Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

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Do you have any user manual for front panel usb


http://www.msi.com/product/mb/PM8M-V.html

(MSI PM8M-V H, is version 2.0 )

Hover your mouse cursor on the Download tab.
(Overview / Specification / Download / Support / etc.)

In the drop down list, click on - Manual
Under the subheading - Download, click on the blue -
M7104v1.0.zip

[ This is a Zip file. A Zip file is a file that is compressed, to send easier. The above manual is for the M7104v1.0
It will work for the version 2.0 also.

You need a program to 'Unzip' it. (Decompress)
If WinZip is not working on your computer, go to 7-Zip, and download for free.
If you need guidance in downloading, and unzipping, post back in a Comment ]

There are two USB headers on the motherboard for the Front Panel,
JUSB1 and JUSB2. (Junction USB 1 and Junction USB 2)

Looking along the bottom of the motherboard, FROM the Right going towards the Left;

JFP1 header; (Front Panel main wires)
Header with 4 pins on the Top row, and 5 pins on the Bottom row.

JFP2 header; (Dual color Power On LED, and Speaker)
Header with 4 pins on the Top row, {Speaker}, and 3 pins on the Bottom row.

JUSB2 header.

JUSB1 header.

EACH USB header will support TWO USB ports in the Front Panel.
JUSB1 supports two,
JUSB2 supports two.

For each USB header there are 5 pins across the Top, 4 pins across the Bottom.
The pins are numbered EVEN across the Top, and ODD across the Bottom.

Starting from the LEFT side going across to the RIGHT side;
on the TOP row for JUSB2 and JUSB1;
Pins 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10.

Starting from the LEFT side going across to the RIGHT side;
on the BOTTOM row for JUSB1 and JUSB2;
Pins 1, 3, 5, and 7. There is NO pin 9.

A) Pin 2 is VCC
B) Pin 4 is USB1-
C) Pin 6 is USB1+
D) Pin 8 is Ground

E) Pin 10 is USBOC

Pin 10 is N/C -> Not Connected.
It is there, and Pin 9 is not there, to key which way a connector can go on. Only ONE way.

F) Pin 1 is VCC
G) Pin 3 is USB0-
H) Pin 5 is USB0+
I) Pin 7 is Ground

There is NO pin 9.

(The USB technology used is USB 2.0)

http://pinouts.ru/Slots/USB_pinout.shtml

Let's read together,
Under - USB pinout signals;

"USB is a serial bus. It uses 4 shielded wires: two for power (+5v & GND) and two for differential data signals (labeled as D+ and D- in pinout). NRZI (Non Return to Zero Invert) encoding scheme used to send data with a sync field to synchronise the host, and receiver clocks. In USB data cable Data+ and Data- signals are transmitted on a twisted pair. No termination needed. Half-duplex differential signaling helps to combat the effects of electromagnetic noise on longer lines. Contrary to popular belief, D+ and D- operate together; they are not separate simplex connections."

See the USB examples in the link above, where it labels the contact pins?
The MALE connectors are shown on the Left side.
The FEMALE connectors are shown on the Right side.

Your USB ports will be FEMALE, on the Front Panel.
They are also the A style. USB A style. The Top example to the Right.

Just noting the following in case for some reason, the wires coming from those contact pins in the female USB connector, are not color coded correctly;

Even after you have the wires sorted out, as to which contact pins they go to, DOUBLE-check again. Do NOT just go by the color code of the wires.
Why?

You do NOT want to accidentally connect the +5 Volts (VCC), to the Ground!

Explaining further;
You connect the VCC wire, (Red), of the USB port in the Front Panel, to the Ground pin on the USB header on the motherboard.

(Which means the Ground wire of the USB port, (Black), will probably also be connected to the VCC pin, on the USB header of the motherboard)

Zzzzzzap! There goes your front USB ports. Both USB front panel headers on the motherboard, will be DONE!

Make sure!

Going on;
1) VCC or Vcc, goes back relating to Transistor technology.
Just think of it as the Positive, or power wire.
It is.
It is 5 Volts DC.

2) GND is Ground. It's a DC circuit, and you have a Positive, and a Negative, or Ground.

3) USB1-
That is -> Data-

USB0 is for one USB port in the Front Panel.
USB1 is for another USB port in the Front Panel.

[ Each USB header on the motherboard can be connected, to TWO USB ports on the Front Panel.
Therefore for the two JUSB1 and JUSB2, you can connect Four USB ports in the Front Panel ]

Data- on one USB port in the Front Panel, goes to USB0-

Data- on the other USB port in the Front Panel, goes to USB1-

4) Data+
Same thing.
Data+ on one of the USB ports in the Front Panel, goes to USB0+
Data+ on the other USB port in the Front Panel, goes to USB1+

EACH side of JUSB1 and JUSB2, will support one USB port on the Front Panel.
Two sides per JUSB1 and JUSB2 = 4 USB ports on the Front Panel.

For additional questions, or clarification to anything I have stated above, please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jul 20, 2012 | MSI Computers & Internet

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Plugigng of wire in board


Hello there,


Below is an image of *********** Board with number indication and wiring explanation. From your manual page 1-6 you can see the image below and 1-7 for the connector, jumpers, slots. as indicated in your problem I will only answer problems related to the wirings.


pcsyke_115.jpg

  • For the Front Panel


pcsyke_117.jpg
1. There are 8 wires from the front panel's casing, excluding USB connectors and front audio cable.

2. Just plug the front panel switch headers to the F_Panel main board connectors. 1 & 2 are positive, if the led do not light change polarity but Im sure it will.

Note:The mainboard provides a front panel connector for electrical connection to the front panel switches and LEDs. JFP1 is compliant with Intel® Front Panel I/O Connectivity Design Guide.


  • For the USB connectors


pcsyke_118.jpg

1. If your casing has a USB header on the front bezel you can put it on any connector. You can also purchase a USB module cable or an internal card reader and plug the headers to any of those connectors.


Note: Observe Polarity, do this Vcc, -Data, +Data, Gnd ,(NC) ground is always near to NC.

Plug it at your own risk, reference image are already shown.


  • Front Panel Audio connectors


pcsyke_119.jpg
1. Look for FP_Audio header from your casing and plug it to the connector.

*Asus recommend you connect a high definition front panel audio module to this connector to avail of the motherboard's high-definition audio capability.



Hopefully this information helps.


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Aug 19, 2011 | ASUS P5KPL-AM SE Motherboard

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I have the same problem!!!


Diagonally opposite to where you connect your mouse and keyboard, there will be pins for connecting front panel connectors. You can identify them by the names like SPK or Speaker written near them. You just have to match the front panel connectors with that of the pins. USB pins will be near these pins and will be labled as USB5 or USB4 on the motherboard. USB front panel connector can be inserted in only one direction.

Aug 14, 2009 | IBM (49P1599) Motherboard

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Describ connect front usb in msi motherboard


Diagonally opposite to where you connect you keyboard and mouse, there are pins to connect the front panel USB. You can identify it on the motherboard by the names USB5 or USB4 written on the motherboard. Just connect the front panel USB connector to either of these pins.

Jun 07, 2009 | Intel Motherboard

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Front panel usb connection detail


To connect the front panel usb you have to open the cpu cabinet and on the motherboard you will find the usb pins where it will be written Front_USB you have to connect the front panel usb wires to these pins you should see that thier will be a no connection pin at one end which you have to plug carefully

May 09, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Usb front panel connection


it depends on weither the case and the motherboard are the same usb connection . make sure that there both usb 2.0 or 1.1 not one or the other as the connections or not compatible .

May 01, 2009 | ASUS P4SGX-MX Motherboard

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USB device malfunction




i) try to connect pendrive to the usb ports present at backside of ur computer tower instead of usb ports present at the front panel of ur computer...............


ii) sometimes usb ports present at the front panel ofur computer might have loosen connections............


Thanking you

M. Sridhar

Jan 18, 2009 | Intel Motherboard

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USB


The USB ports on the front panel allow convenience for devices which you might connect and disconnect from time to time (like portable media card readers for example, or USB-camera cables) so you don't have to reach to the back of your case. If you are going to use the front panel USB ports, make sure they are connected to the motherboard inside if you are not using a store-bought computer.

Let me know if that answers your question.

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